Copyright Law Must Remain Tech Neutral: Aistars

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June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Sandra Aistars, Chief Executive Officer at Copyright Alliance Team, discusses copyright law in light of the U.S. Supreme Court decision against Aereo’s business model and how the ruling will stretch to offer copyright protection to media and technology outside of television. She speaks on “Market Makers.”

Upholds copyright law.

It can earns regardless of the device or process, the officers of that work need to be compensated.

Like the questions i asked before had to do with whether there was a market worth content regardless of how the supreme court ruled in or would it not have been possible for content creators, the people whom you represent, to just take their work elsewhere to other kinds of services is not for the broadcast networks?

People want content and they want to consume it.

They will go to whatever platform they could find it on.


You have -- you could have taken quality program off of tv, but i do not think that serves the public interest.

Local broadcasting is a very important part -- it is the way we receive the tv and the broadcast distributed through local tv channels.

These services.

I think that is an important policy consideration separated in part by the ones us sprinkler was looking at in this case.

Just to play the devil's advocate, it has been an important part of the way we consume television, but some people who are not barry diller, and are not checked kenosha, would argue it needs to change and that is a construct we have grown up with in the 1960's, 70's, 80's, 90's, and 2000's, but there are technologies available, and they offer roots to consume content and ultimately finance the gathering of news that do not need to be within the walled garden of the broadcast world.

What the court said today and what we believe is that it isn't orton the copyright law remain technology neutral, and that that ensures there is a healthy relationship between the people who create the works and those who distribute the works.

That is true innovation, the and beyond the relationship between the creative community and those who create technologies and services to distribute.

It works and has resulted in great new technologies and even entire new industries developing over many years.

What area was doing would have taken us backwards to cuss rather than innovating to design the best new technology, they were investing to pay lawyers to capitalize on perceived loopholes in the law.

Does copyright law needs -- need to be changed or updated to adapt to the new media world?

It has been upheld, yes, but should it be?

Is it the right framework anymore?

In this instance, it is the right decision and the right eye more.

It has supported and continues to support the dissemination of authors and that benefits society as a whole.

That is what the copyright laws were put in place for.

We have on earlier this segment a guest who voiced concerns is could be applied to cloud computing in general.

The cloud storage could be negatively impacted here.

Do you have an opinion on that?

I do not think that is really a risk.

The courts took an approach year asking a very basic question.

What is the company broadcasting and transmitting and to whom?

Stereo is a purpose driven business and advertised its viewers could watch tv live.

That is a very different situation to make company who gives you access to your own content where and when you want it.

I do not think it has an impact on cloud companies.

It may not, in that sense, but what everyone is of enough with the cloud, with companies like google and microsoft, what they might be afraid of, is that lower courts could disregard the instruction, effectively, to the supreme court, where the assumption, the assertion of the supreme court, and choose to interpret the ruling that -- in a way that disadvantages operators of the cloud computing networks are that may not direct effect your members now but it is possible that may affect them in the future.

Cloud companies that did well before aereo, they continued to grow and thrive throughout the time this has been going on in the courts.

I have not seen any cases brought against any of those companies up to this point.

I do not see where the lower courts would have the opportunity to issue those.

We will leave it there, if

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